‘Like an overwrought sketch for a (better) book that’s yet to come’ – Aquarium by David Vann

‘Vann’s earlier work (which we love) has got a real stripped-back style that suits its characters – the worn-down outbackers of the Alaskan wilderness – but here he’s switched to a more lyrical, interrogative style, and it doesn’t feel integral to the story or the characters: it’s too self-conscious, too descriptive, and too aphoristic…’ – Valerie O’Riordan reviews Aquarium by David Vann

Posted at 5:30 am on March 30, 2015 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading

‘A thousand whirling vortexes’ – Aama Volume 3: The Desert of Mirrors by Frederik Peeters

‘we’re starting to see more and more of the picture (and getting more and more clues and seeing more and more discussion about what aama really is) and yet conversely as we see more we realise that there is still more to see – and the anticipation to see the more that Peeters has in store for us grows too. Each of these three books so far play the short and long game expertly – giving the reader enough to keep reading in terms of the long game but packing each page and panel with enough action and thrilling detail to make the short game feel like a blast…’

Posted at 5:03 am on March 27, 2015 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading

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